Subscribe Register Login

Saturday, December 20, 2014, 4:25 a.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Massey CEO Don Blankenship to retire Dec. 31

By The Associated Press

This article was published December 3, 2010 at 5:39 p.m.

Massey Energy Co. says chairman and chief executive Don Blankenship is retiring on Dec. 31.

The company said Friday that current President Baxter Phillips will replace Blankenship.

Blankenship, who joined the central Appalachian coal producer in 1982, said it was time to go after nearly 30 years with the company.

The southern West Virginia native’s tenure with Massey has been marked by battles with labor and government regulators.

He is currently fueding with the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration over safety issues at the company’s Upper Big Branch mine. An explosion at the mine in April killed 29 and injured two.

Blankenship has blamed the explosion on a sudden rush of natural gas into the mine, and ventilation changes forced by MSHA.

Comments on: Massey CEO Don Blankenship to retire Dec. 31

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Medical

    Currently has openings for the following positions:1Register...
    HELENA, AR

  • Mgr-nursing ed

    Immediate opening forManager-Nursing Education•RN License•Re...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Sr. software

    engineer: Design & Develop database & web based application...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Director of accounti

    University of Arkansas at Little RockngOffice of Alumni and ...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Mlt

    We have recently added more Physicians to our staff so we no...
    STILWELL, Ok

Search 738 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online